Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist?
The book, entitled Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist – Quirky Questions and Fascinating Facts about the Underwater World, is available from Wednesday November 25 with all proceeds going to SUT’s Educational Support Fund, set up to help young people pursue learning and development opportunities.
The book takes its name from a true story about Larry the lobster who helped divers discover a missing 8,000 year old Stone Age civilization near the Isle of Wight.
The 150-page-book has been drafted by SUT members who are marine scientists, divers, subsea engineers, academics and from the merchant navy.
It covers topics such as:
- Why do ships go missing in the Bermuda Triangle?
- Are lake monsters real and do werewolves exist in the Arctic Sea?
- How to build an underwater robot
- Filming underwater movies
- Whirlpools and discovering treasures from sunken ships
- Where rubbish goes when it’s dumped at sea.
- Could living under the sea be an alternative to relocating to Mars?
- What will happen when the ice caps melt?
The book has been funded by SUT, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.